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the community this morning about this crime. it had women in particular on edge in the south end in that neighborhood and now this arrest about a day and a half after the assault happened sure to bring some relief. the suspect is a convicted rapist who served time in prison on a similar crime. he was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet that police say he cut off after this assault. they were able to trace where he had been and they were able to track him down. and that's the latest from boston police headquarters. christina hager, wbz news, breaking at 6:00. a worker takes a terrifying fall in roxbury, tumbling off scaffolding. this happened at about 2:00 this afternoon. the boston fire tells us the man is in serious condition. a man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries
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at the bmw dealership and an employee was hit by the falling branch. the man is 29 years old and is undergoing surgery. former senator scott brown is firing back, defending himself against claims that he sexually harassed a woman at a fox news channel. >> it's important to note that scott brown is not the target of he is mentioned in unflattering fashion. this afternoon he told me that as a guy who was sexually abused by a camp counselor when he was a kid and these allegations bother him. >> i don't condone nor do i participate in any type of conduct or actions that would perpetuate that type of
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putting his hands on her waist. >> she's the type of person -- she would smack you up side the head. and that never happened ever. >> and yet in a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by fox news boss and bill o'reilly. brown fit in with the company atmosphere. telling her he would be fun to go to a never happened says the former massachusetts senator who says he called this morning. >> she breached her contract and we didn't renew her contract and there's been a falling out. and she's lashing out at a lot of different people. >> reporter: he con tennessee if there were anything to the story, others would have witnessed it.
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fraternized with the other staffers. >> we don't socialize together or have a drink together or anything. >> reporter: he's prepared to deny the accusations. and regarding the club comment, he hasn't been to a club since the 1980s. ken macleod, wbz news. tom brady is back in business, speaking to the media after being excused from practice for a couple of days. >> dan roche on what brady said. >> we hadn't seen brady since wednesday at gillette stadium. thursday he was about to start before cutting his thumb at game time and then he went home. we haven't seen much of him at all. they gave him permission to attend a memorial service for a
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>> i just had to take care of something. it's good to be back with the team. i missed everybody. so just getting caught up on everything. and it's a big week going to carolina. and just kind of cramming a lot of things in today so i can be ready for practice. >> he talked about the thumb accident and said it was silly. we'll have more in just a few minutes. that story is just ahead in sports. i'm guys. a former pastor in new hampshire is charged tonight with sexually assaulting a minor. steven jesmer was a pastor in manchester. a few months ago, they were told he was having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. after months of investigation, he was arrested last night. a 13-year-old boy suffering from very serious injuries
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they were riding on the recreation trail when the teen smashed into several trees. he is at dartmouth hitchcock medical center. a dangerous crash inside the ted williams tunnel. a car slams into a work zone and that sent debris everywhere. it happened just before 10:00 and the driver was charged with oui and speeding but he was not badly hurt. a violent arrest caught on camera is set to plead guilty. prosecutors say that andrew monaco and a massachusetts state trooper hit a suspect two dozen times during this arrest earlier this year. the suspect had just led police on a chase. sky eye was over the scene. monaco will be in court thursday. and an argument between neighbors in worcester ended with a man dead.
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today. police came to the home around 6:00 and found one man on the front lawn with a gunshot wound and that man died later at the hospital. signs of progress a day after a tornado tore through concord. lexington road reopened today. dozens of homes were damaged by the twister. only one suffered significant structural damage. the power has been restored to most of the area. the tornado tore through the community pack hour winds. it was on the ground for a half mile. good news for all of us living and working in massachusetts. our state's economy was named the best in the country. the staff looked at the economic -- and governor charlie baker came out on top at 72%. and it was our healthcare and
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people ask me how many more do you have to go? and i don't want to know. >> he's cleaning gravestones in local cemeteries. why he does it and why he says he can't stop. the patriots -- a brazen criminal wearing a brady jersey jumps the counter. and a red sox rookie stealing the show with an unbelievable catch. and taking a look summer weather rolling on. the full details coming up in a few minutes. and we continue to follow breaking news. boston police have made an arrest in a violent attack in the south end. the suspect was taken into custody and we'll bring you up
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cleaning up history with
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to take care of a cemetery on the cape. >> this guy's about 110 years of dirt. >> he's made it his mission to clean it all. >> it's the history of the town. the people paved the way for us so we owe it to them. and >> reporter: charlie decided to clean every headstone. he's been at it for the three years. >> i started at the corner and i'm up to 800 stones. >> reporter: one at a time he carefully scrubs the old headstones and applies a biological spray. >> i know they use this product at arlington national cemetery.
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the headstones were black and unreadable. >> weep not for me. i with jesus rest. >> and when i see the stones clean it's so rewarding. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: he chose this cemetery because his parents are buried here. he does that hard work three or four days every week for free. >> i think my wife is happy to get me out of the house but that's only a sometimes i can do up to five or six, but sometimes it may take two or three days to get a stone to where i need to get it. >> reporter: he hopes to finish cleaning the cemetery next summer. >> this is part of the community just as much as a living person. these are monuments. they didn't want to be forgotten. >> reporter: charlie is
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information to the town and volunteers. this weekend the town is holding a training session for anyone who wants to join the lineup efforts and you can really see the difference in the headstones from before he cleans them to afterwards, from black to beautiful. liam, what a great story. and when you think about the people who stood and cried there, it's a beautiful tribute. >> and you can newer stones, families will notice the difference. and imagine how emotional that will be for them. >> a beautiful job. and beautiful weather. i'm sure he's working day after day and thankful that it's been sunny and gorgeous all summer long. >> today was a perfect day. >> top 10 days and we've had too many of them. and now we're in the top 30 days and today was one of the top 30 days of the year.
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we've had the sunshine and 70s to around 80 degrees. the air, bone dry and dew points in the 40s to low 50s. and it will make for the another comfortable sleeping night. you don't need the air conditioner. clear skies, good for star gazing. and the next system approaching and this won't arrive until thursday night to friday. and that will bring the next chance for a couple of showers but not a lot of rain with it. temperatures will not be quite as 61 in the city of boston. a top 30 day tomorrow. 81degrees at lunchtime with the southwesterly breeze and then we're well up in the 80s tomorrow afternoon. and cooler on the south coast, the cape and the islands with the wind coming off the water. 77 on nantucket and boston
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1/2' at 86. a warm day and the humidity is low tomorrow. it won't feel muggy. and we're continuing to see beach days. 80 on the cape and the islands. 84 on friday. and friday is the day we'll start to introduce the chance for a couple of showers. more southwesterly winds on thursday. and an increase in cloud cover but i think all the showers are going to stay off to the west. friday, a slight chance for a shower or a storm. and it will be a day and the highs will be approaching 90 yet again. the front is here to end the week. and another big sprawling area of high pressure just taking upwraps over the northeast. it means a lot of sunshine and warm temperatures and more dry weather if you're out and about on saturday and sunday. a big wedding weekend and lots of events going on. the only chance for the -- a
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many towns to see rain. and we begin to look at the tropics. and we have tropical depression fee owe in a. not an issue for us. gaston is going to move towards bermuda this weekend. and invest 99 is the one that perhaps we're most interested in. it's not a depression, just a tropical wave. bringing heavy rainfall to the virgin islands, puerto rico, and it will continue to track west. and this is the big picture. a ridge of hi this to the bahamas this weekend. and over to florida late this weekend and into early next week. it may get into the gulf of mexico. if we see any rainfall, it would be at the end of next week. here's the accuweather 7-day. a warm stretch continuing into next week. monday brings us the best odds for a shower or storm. a bridge linking new
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the up position. >> and it might remain that way for good. >> the sarah mildred long bridge was able to -- unable to open. that was fixed and then it got stuck again. the bridge was scheduled to close in november. and the new bridge will open next year. a different type of lawn ornament in williamsburg. a man can keep de potties. they have upset neighbors who called for them to be removed. i can see why they'd be upset. foxborough police are looking for this man who stole an autographed helmet from skip jack's restaurant. the man hops over the bar, grabs the helmet and then walks out without paying his bill. he called the next day to confess and said he'd shift the
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returned. >> police think the person is from wilmington. we studied the video and it's not tom brady. >> definitely not. we can all rest easy. tom brady was back at the practice field. >> still up in the air, will he a told different dynamic with the four game suspension. brady wants to play but the top priority is to get jimmy garoppolo ready for the season opener. not sure if it does the team any good to have brady play in carolina. here's a close up of his thumb.
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wound at best. we have more on big tom's thumb. >> so a scissor slipping incident has led to this. tom brady answering questions about his thumb and his availability. >> i wish i could have played. i feel that's my responsibility is to be with the team. >> the long-term hasn't changed. >> brady won't be playing games one through four. >> i try to do the best i can to prepare. and that's the mode i've got to get into. and we try to do that in the spring and in training camp. >> reporter: after watching him throw bear handed -- bare handed, will he see any playing time this preseason? >> i'm getting so many opportunities left in my life.
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>> when you see the teammates ready to go, you'll want to be with them. >> he's like the benny from the sand lot. that's how he feels about football. and i'm sure bill belichick is like i need to get the other kids ready. >> realistically, jimmy in game three and bursett in game four. >> if he travels, i assume he plays. you don't put him on the plane to watch. >> and there's a lot of people saying can't tom help on the sideline. >> you don't want tom to say jimmy you need to do this. they are not at the same place. let's take a look at what's coming up.
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we'll be calling the game with christian foray all right here on wbz. red sox and rays in tampa. it will be hard to find a better catch than down in the dome last night. this was spectacular. the catch of the year right there. reaches way over the phelps. was thrilled and the team was thrilled two. and how about the the sox and jays are tied for first place in the ale. the orioles are two games back. and tim tebow wants to play pro baseball. he's have a -- on august 30th. they told peter abraham that the sox will send a scout to check him out. >> imagine if he becomes part
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that's the latest from the cbs scene. back to you guys. >> that would be something. wbz news is coming up next. and maurice dubois joins us. >> mike pence one-on-one with major garrett. and martin -- the poster boy for and he's defending the soaring cost of lifesaving epipens. and a firefighter is facing new challenges with a brand new space. still to come. the last stand for a new england original that was a
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restaurant in our area will close in a couple of weeks. it's located in bangor, maine. the chain started in massachusetts in 1925. known for the comfort food and ice cream. the only remaining restaurant now is in lake george, new york. every time we went to maine we would stop at the one in portsmouth. >> and the birthday club. we have a warning tonight in the wake of the tornado in concord. >> new at cleaning up the mess. who is preying on the
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the heat is making a comeback. >> comfortable today. and tomorrow still comfortable for me. we're looking at mid- to upper 80s tomorrow. and 90 thursday and the most humid day is friday. a slight chance of a storm but not much rain in the forecast as has been the case all summer long.
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it's feeling like a long summer. >> thank you so much. and thanks for watching. >> see you back for the wbz news at 11:00. have a great tuesday night. >> dubois: the new trump-pence immigration policy. >> reporter: you're here illegally you have to leave the country. yes or no? >> dubois: also tonight, florida tries to determine if there's a new zika zone outside miami as the number of mosquitoes spread grows. martin shkreli became the poster boy for drug price gouging. now he's defending the soaring cost of life-saving epipens. and we first met pat hardison shortly after his amazing face transplant surgery. wait until you see him now. >> now i'm just an average guy walking down the street.


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